President Museveni has okayed the phased reopening of schools starting with institutions offering health related training.
According to the statement issued by National Council Of Higher Institutions, addressed to all vice Chancellors and Principals of institutions offering health related training, the Government of the Republic of Uganda has addressed itself to the fact that since medical health interns provide significant service in hospitals and other health facilities in the country, the current interns will complete the programme soon, and a new term would ordinarily be expected to take over from then.
The statement adds that the internship schedule if not followed there will be a gap in the Health Sector.
“I am pleased to inform you that H.E the President has approved the re-opening of institutions with final year students undertaking Health Related Training” statement reads.
It adds that this is to enable the students complete their studies as to fill the human resource gap the Health Sector would likely face.
The groups of finalists considered are as indicated below.
1.Finalist students undertaking training at Bachelors level in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Nursing. Midwifery, Dental Surgery, Pharmacy, Allied Medical Professionals.
- Finalist Postgraduate students on health related programmes.
- Postgraduate students (doctors, nurses and midwives) who are qualified and are already health practitioners.
- Finalists undertaking training at Diploma level in different disciplines.